December 2017

Ekhlas Ahmed | Refugee and activist

Ekhlas Ahmed is a refugee and activist from Sudan, a teacher at Westbrook Middle School and the vice president and co-founder of Darfur Youth of Tomorrow. At Maine Live, Ekhlas told the story of her journey to Maine and asks … Continue reading

Kifah Abdulla | Artist and writer

Artist and writer Kifah Abdulla moved the crowd to its feet during his September Maine Live talk. Abdulla recounts the story of his more than eight years as a prisoner of war in Iran. He describes the heat, the hunger, the torture, … Continue reading

Academe at the Kennebunk Inn

By the time Brian and Shanna O’Hea moved to Maine 15 years ago, they’d already had some exceptional and interesting cooking and hospitality experiences. There was Shanna’s stint as estate manager for a well-known and wealthy family in New York, … Continue reading

Bolster, Snow, & Co.

It’s a joy to see the beautiful historic buildings of Portland restored to their glory days. The former Baxter Library building is now home to an advertising agency, Woodford Corner is getting a complete makeover, and now a lovely Italianate … Continue reading

Carrabassett Valley: Summer

Friday Evening: My friend Emily Ryan and I check into our room at the Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel for our end-of- summer weekend trip. We are thrilled to find that it’s a two-story suite with a sitting area, kitchenette, Murphy bed, and bathroom … Continue reading

Carrabassett Valley: Winter

Friday Afternoon: Experienced skiers and riders know that bona fide epic days on the mountain are defined by either heaps of fresh snow (even if it’s still falling) or full-out sunshine and blue skies. If you’re lucky, like we are … Continue reading

Capture

“Spring is one of my favorite seasons at Sugarloaf. The skiing is amazing, and it seems as if everyone is energized after being released from the multiple layers worn to keep warm during the winter months. Riding up the lift, you … Continue reading

Sugarloaf Glades

Androscoggin Glade Previously only accessible by hiking or skinning, Sugarloaf Mountain Resort recently expanded access to Burnt Mountain with New England’s first true cat-skiing operation, which will transport skiers up the mountain in 12-passenger snowcats. Androscoggin Glade on the eastern … Continue reading